Exhibit openings at both The Arts Council and The University of Alabama Galleries in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center take place on First Fridays from 5-8 pm and are free and open to the public.

Quick Facts

620 Greensboro Ave. Phone: (205) 758-5195
Website: cac.tuscarts.org
Hours: First Friday 5-8 p.m.


Gallery Details

The Arts Council Gallery and The University of Alabama Gallery


Arts Council Gallery: Music Themed Exhibit in conjunction with Druid City Music Festival

Exhibit Dates: August 2-30
Reception: August 2 from 5- 8 p.m. during First Friday

In conjunction with the Druid City Music Festival in August, The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will present a music-themed visual art exhibit Aug. 2-30 at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. The display will open in The Arts Council Gallery with a reception on First Friday, Aug. 2, from 5- 8 p.m. and the public is invited and encouraged to attend.

The exhibit will consist of works by local and regional artists including Tony Brock, Jack Leigh, Jeff Bertrand (Nashville), Daniel White, Tom Rosenstiel, Jen McKee, Matthew Daugherty, Butch Clark, Gary Kerr, Paul Looney, Bernard Wright (Fayette), C, Kunkle Stembridge, Madeline Barnhill, Anna Humphries, Andrew Cost, and William MacGavin.  

Visit https://cac.tuscarts.org/cacgallery.php for more information. For more information about the Druid City Music Festival visit https://www.dcmf2019.com.

Gallery hours are weekdays 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.  

UA Gallery: For the Record: The Art of Al Sella

Exhibit Dates: August 2-September 27
Closing Reception: The public is invited to a closing reception on Friday, September 6 (First Friday in downtown Tuscaloosa), from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Works from the Sella Estate, the Birmingham Museum of Art and private collections, will be on display.

Alvin C. Sella, who died in 2013, taught at The University of Alabama for 50 years, first as a tenured professor of art, hired in 1960, and later after his retirement in 1996, as professor emeritus, until 2010. Born in West Hoboken, New Jersey, Sella studied art at the Yale School of Fine Arts, Art Students League of New York, Columbia University School of Arts, Syracuse University College of Fine Arts, University of New Mexico department of art and, independently, in Mexico.

He spent his early career studying and painting in Mexico, before accepting a position as artist-in-residence at Sullins College in Bristol, Va., where he later served as head of the department of art, before coming to Tuscaloosa.

Sella had numerous solo exhibitions throughout his career. His work appeared in the Contemporary Art Gallery in New York City; Collectors of American Art in New York City; the Carroll Knight Gallery in St. Louis, Mo.; and over 20 other galleries. His work also appeared in over 200 group shows. Sella’s paintings are held in more than 20 private collections as well as the corporate collections of Hinton Properties and Kovach Industries International. Sella was also affiliated with the Frank Fedele Gallery in New York City.

Please note that our gallery hours have changed. Our new gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9am-4pm.